(Corrects headline to show company reported a profit vs a
year-ago loss, not a rise in profit)
May 4 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd,
Canada's largest independent petroleum producer, reported a
quarterly profit compared with a year-ago loss, helped by an
uptick in crude prices.
The Calgary-based company reported a net profit of C$245
million ($178.61 million), or 22 Canadian cents per share,
compared with a loss of C$105 million, or 10 Canadian cents per
share, a year earlier.
Canadian Natural's production rose nearly 4 percent to
876,907 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd).
($1 = 1.3717 Canadian dollars)
(Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)